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why would someone need to have oral maxillofacial surgery?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Several Reasons: Oral and maxillofaical surgeons have a broad scope of practice. These include dental extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, trauma surgery, TMJ surgery and treatment, orthognathic jaw surgery, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery becuase of pathology or trauma, sleep apnea and snoring, biopsies, etc.
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 18 years experience
Jaws: An oral maxillofacial surgeon (oral surgeon) treats a wide variety of pathology that occur in the upper and lower jaws. These may include dental problems, soft tissue and bony problems such as tumors and cysts and developmental abnormalities such as cleft palate and skeletal malocclusion.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Great specialty: Omfs treats patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery. They also have advanced training in anesthesia and hospital privilege to better manage the patients.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tooth removal, : Difficult tooth removal, cysts in the mid face/jaws, tumors in the mid face/jaws, cancerous tumors on those areas, malocclusion related to jaw misalignment, genetic jaw deformities, trauma to the mid face and lower jaw, pathologic jaw fractures, TMJ issues, and even cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Husam Elias
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Jaw & facial surgery: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery.

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